About

Guy Pelham

I blog mostly about my favourite corner of Spain — Villajoyosa on the Costa Blanca — but also anything else in Spain that takes my fancy.

I’m based in London, but spend as much time in Villajoyosa (aka La Vila Joiosa, or La Vila for short) as I can get away with. That’s why this blog  is called “View from La Vila”.

My wife is Spanish, so I’ve been spending time in Spain – especially the area around Alicante – for more years than I care to remember. I can’t resist Spanish food and wine, so I post a lot about both – plus my favourite walks to lose the calories afterwards. You’ll also fund musings here on everything from the Romans to rugby.

Obviously, the Covid-19 pandemic has been devastating for Spain, and many of the locations I feature here have only just opened up once again, so please check beforehand before you visit any of them.

There are still some serious restrictions in Spain, such as compulsory mask-wearing in public. The main seafront hotel in La Vila is shut, but most bars, restaurants and shops are open. 

I hope my blog gives you some ideas for things to do and see, eat and drink when happier times return to the Costa Blanca.

Guy Pelham